INSIDE STORY: A Supermodel's Divorce Hell
Stephanie Seymour is locked in a nasty split with mogul Peter Brant
Some of it plays out like a scene from War of the Roses, but for former supermodel Stephanie Seymour and millionaire hubby Peter Brant their bitter divorce battle is all too real.
After 14 years of marriage, the former Victoria’s Secret model – and former girlfriend of Guns N’ Roses’s Axel Rose – is trapped in a game of he-said-she-said with her estranged husband. In recent court papers, Brant accuses Seymour of submitting “invalid” urine samples for court-mandated drug and alcohol tests.
He also claimed that she and a moving crew broke into their Florida mansion and stole $700,000 worth of items, according to the New York Post. Brant, 62, is petitioning for sole custody of their kids, Peter Jr., 15, Harry, 13, and Lilly, 5.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Seymour’s lawyer said, “I can’t comment” about the recent court filings.
The Mudslinging Begins
The court papers also alleged that Seymour, 41, entered rehab in 2000 to treat an addiction to the narcotic painkiller Vicodin. But this isn’t the first time such accusations have been made. The mudslinging started earlier this year.
The couple filed for divorce on March 24. The model alleged in court papers that Brant “harassed and intimidated one or more of the children restricted access to the family house,” according to the Connecticut Post Online. Seymour is asking for exclusive use of the family’s 53-acre Greenwich, Conn., estate, custody of their three children and alimony. Brant’s attorney could not be reached for comment.
Things took a turn for the worse when the New York Post reported that the model was issued a public-disturbance summons in June after she threw Brant’s security guard’s keys in the bushes. Later, she alleged a Brant security guard shoved her.
‘Dangerous’ Scare Tactics
The Greenwich Time newspaper also reported that police were involved in several incidents between the couple earlier this year, including alleged car vandalism and a complaint filed by Seymour claiming that her husband was tracking her using a GPS in her car.
Brant, who is a paper and publishing mogul, made headlines in the 1990s after he plead guilty to federal tax violations and served 84 days in jail. Now the next chapter in their ongoing divorce will be a battle over the kids.
“Divorces are tense for any family,” Seymour’s attorney Mark Sherman said in a statement last summer. “However, the scare and surveillance tactics going on here are dangerous and flagrantly criminal.”
• With reporting by CHARLOTTE TRIGGS